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Alzheimer's Association to host COVID and caregiving program as part of Dementia Super Saturday Series

Alzheimer's Association to host COVID and caregiving program as part of Dementia Super Saturday Series
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June 1, 2020
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The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is pleased to announce a second Dementia Super Saturday Series installment on Saturday, June 13, to help Michiganders impacted by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia navigate life during a pandemic. 

The June 13 Saturday Series will take place between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The virtual event -- designed for family caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about dementia -- aims to provide information on healthy living for your brain and body, how to discuss dementia with loved ones, and caregiving amid COVID-19. Participants can choose to attend all of the sessions or fewer if desired.   

“This virtual series was designed to help provide much-needed information to Michiganders facing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia -- which is challenging for families even under the best of circumstances,” said Jean Barnas, Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter programs services director. “Our first installment was highly attended, and we’re hopeful that even more Michigan residents will take advantage of these free education programs and find support during this difficult time.”

Participants may register for all three programs or fewer if desired using the links below or by calling the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. 
 

Schedule:

10-11 a.m. Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
11 a.m.-Noon Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
12:30-1:30 p.m. COVID-19 and Caregiving


More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Facts and Figures report for Michigan revealed the following: 
  •  Number of Michigan residents aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s: 190,000 
  •  Estimated number of Michigan residents living with Alzheimer’s in 2025: 220,000
  •  Percentage change: 15.8%
  •  Statewide deaths from Alzheimer’s disease (2018): 4,474
  •  Number of Michigan residents serving as unpaid family caregivers: 518,000
  •  Total hours of unpaid care provided: 590 million
  •  Total value of unpaid care: $7.7 billion

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The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™ For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

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